We're kicking off our series of brand-new commercial awareness videos with a 60-second delve into art law. If you're waiting for a training contract interview or starting to apply for winter vacation schemes, it's well worth a watch if you want to add something niche to your commercial awareness repertoire.
For subjects that at first may seem very different, it's amazing how much art and law interact with each other. There's a lot of money involved in art, and with huge transactions taking place when artifacts change hands, there can be a need for legal consultation. There are also issues of copyright, provenance and spoliation. So buyers and sellers will need legal advice at different stages of the process.